Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-20

  • New School blog post "Privacy is Security, Part LXII: The Steakhouse" http://t.co/cEjWix7N #
  • MT @_nomap More on [obvious] Saudi airport fingerprint fail. It was mostly immigrant workers stranded for 12 hours. http://t.co/g3ih69Sk #
  • MT @dgwbirch Heard on BBC that poor people use cash, end up paying up to £185 per annum more for utilities << end the privacy tax now! #
  • RT @dgwbirch @adamshostack oh no, having you been playing that "Privacy" game from the UK? << I've been fighting to find time! #

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Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-19

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Emergent Chaos endorses Wim Remes for ISC(2) Board

Today, we are sticking our noses in a place about which we know fairly little: the ISC(2) elections. We’re endorsing a guy we don’t know, Wim Remes, to shake stuff up. Because, really, we ought to care about the biggest and oldest certification in security, but hey, we don’t. And really, that’s a bit of a problem. And it seems that Wim wants to make things better. And so we’re encouraging all four of our CISSP-holding readers to go vote for him, because we think that a whole lotta shaking going on would be, at worst, a not-bad thing.

How’s that for a heartfelt endorsement?

Ok, more seriously. ISC(2) offers up a certification in information security. There’s a big infosec community that doesn’t take that certification very seriously. That’s a problem that I’ve never had a motivation to try to solve, but Wim does, and I wish him the very best of luck. I think that that CISSP could do substantially better, and the first phase of that is to elect some outsiders to communicate a message that change is needed. What’s more, Wim is not a joke candidate, and he’s campaigned effectively for the role, getting lots of endorsements from people who are both worth listening to and who take this seriously enough that they wouldn’t open with a jokey lead.

And so Emergent Chaos is endorsing Wim, and hoping that some chaos and other worthwhile things start to emerge. You can read his statement on Jimmy Blake’s blog, and vote here.

Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-18

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And there may be many others but they haven’t been discovered

Three newly discovered elements were given names on Friday by the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics at a meeting in London.

They are Darmstadtium, or Ds, which has 110 protons in its nucleus and was named after the town in which it was discovered; Roentgenium, or Rg, with 111 protons, named after the discoverer of X-rays Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen; and Copernicium, or Cn, which has 112 protons and is named after the Polish astronomer Copernicus, who disrupted the view that the Earth was the center of the universe.

Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-15

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Twitter Updates from Adam, 2011-11-12

  • Nice of Apple to fix CVE-2011-0997, published in April (http://t.co/kOh6kTvs) #
  • RT @jeremiahg "Steam Web sites hacked, gamer data exposed" http://t.co/daqkExWj < anyone see an attack vector? << Probably social eng :) #
  • RT @josephmenn @daveweigel The winner. RT @KagroX: Why didn't we just make 10/10/10 louder? #
  • RT @WC2A_2AE Anyone interested in border security ought to read the UKBA's response to my FoI on e-passport gates: http://t.co/JzDUklsU #
  • Happy 11/11/11 11:12!

    (As a programmer, I often have trouble with off-by-one errors) #

  • Bryan Sullivan just showed me his new book, "Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide " It looks really good http://t.co/sNHHzzO1 #

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